Source: Rick Neale / USA Today
JACKSONVILLE — The Florida man accused of killing a 17-year-old after a dispute over loud rap music testified Tuesday that he was taunted and felt menaced in the moments before the shooting.
But Michael David Dunn, on trial for first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder, said he drove off from the gas station after firing 10 shots at the SUV in which Jordan Davis was sitting because he didn’t think anyone had been hurt. He didn’t learn that Davis, 17, had been killed until hours later.
Before the shooting on Nov. 23, 2012, Dunn said the teens in the SUV taunted him and “had menacing expressions” after he had asked them to turn down the music. He thought he saw one of them hold something that appeared to be a shotgun.
“I had every right of self-defense, and I took it,” said Dunn, whose testimony and cross-examination began shortly before 10:30 a.m., not ending until after 3 p.m., shortly before his attorney rested his defense.
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